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Mario Minale red and blue LEGO chair, estimated at $6,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

Hindman’s Never Too Much sale has just enough art and design, July 27

Mario Minale red and blue LEGO chair, estimated at $6,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Hindman
Mario Minale red and blue LEGO chair, estimated at $6,000-$8,000. Courtesy Hindman

CHICAGO – On Thursday, July 27, Hindman will present Never Too Much, the spirited fourth installment of the firm’s fine art and design summer auction series inspired by a pop hit. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

“Never Too Much features so many outstanding examples of post-war production with cross-category appeal,” said Hindman Vice President of Post War & Contemporary Art Zack Wirsum. “From complicated paintings by William Copley, Alfred Leslie and Masami Teraoka to more restrained works from George Rickey and Sol LeWitt, there is no shortage of hits and rarities for collectors to tune in to and explore this summer.”

Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘Shell (For Karl Priebe),’ estimated at $30,000-$50,000. Image courtesy of Hindman
Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘Shell (For Karl Priebe),’ estimated at $30,000-$50,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

“A range of iconic international design will be featured, including innovative works by Mario Minale, Jorge Pardo, Pierre Paulin, Archizoom Associati and Florence Knoll, to name just a few,” said Hindman Director of Modern Design Hudson Berry. “We are also excited to see how a fresh-to-the-market collection of American Studio Art Glass will perform.”

Toots Zynsky, ‘Untitled #11 Vessel,’ estimated at $6,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Hindman
Toots Zynsky, ‘Untitled #11 Vessel,’ estimated at $6,000-$8,000. Courtesy Hindman

Highlighting the Post War & Contemporary Art offerings will be quintessential examples of works by everyone from Surrealists to Chicago Imagists to Abstract Expressionists. Notable examples include Gertrude Abercrombie’s (American, 1909-1977) 1957 work Shell (For Karl Priebe), estimated at $30,000-$50,000; Untitled (Drapeau de France), a 1988 oil on linen by William N. Copley (American, 1919-1996), estimated at $30,000-$50,000; and a 1951 abstract by Alfred Leslie (American, 1927-2023) with an estimate of $20,000-$40,000.

George Rickey, ‘Space Churn within Squares, Variation II,’ estimated at $30,000-$50,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

George Rickey, ‘Space Churn within Squares, Variation II,’ estimated at $30,000-$50,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

For collectors looking for minimalist art and sculpture, standout works to consider include Space Churn within Squares, Variation II, a 1971 sculpture by George Rickey (American, 1907-2002), estimated at $30,000-$50,000; Sol LeWitt’s (American, 1928-2007), compelling 1979 work, Cube, estimated at $15,000-$25,000; and Juan Hamilton’s (American, b. 1945-) Untitled (10 – 21 – 81) from 1981, estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

Jorge Pardo, ‘Penelope (Set of 12 Subscription Lamps),’ estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Hindman
Jorge Pardo, ‘Penelope (Set of 12 Subscription Lamps),’ estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

Design aficionados will want to keep an eye on Mario Minale’s red and blue LEGO chair, produced by the Dutch design group Droog as an edition of five and estimated at $6,000-$8,000. Jorge Pardo’s set of bold lamps is another tempting lot. Its estimate is $5,000-$7,000.

Stephen Rolfe Powell, ‘Mendacious Guppy Johnson (Teasers Series),’ estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Hindman
Stephen Rolfe Powell, ‘Mendacious Guppy Johnson (Teasers Series),’ estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

A fresh-to-the-market single-owner collection of American Studio Art Glass is another focal point, with stunning designs that include Mendacious Guppy Johnson, a massive three-foot sculpture by Stephen Rolfe Powell from his Teasers Series, estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Powerful examples by Toots Zynsky, Mark Peiser, Paul Stankard, Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly will also be featured.

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